Paper Presentation Advice
These are tips to help you prepare and make a successful presentation of your paper at the NISPAcee Conference. They should help you to produce an explanatory and trouble-free presentation.
Before beginning to create your Presentation for the NISPAcee Annual Conference, please bear in mind that:
- Your paper proposal must have an accepted status for the Conference.
- Your paper must also be in its final version and submitted through your NISPAcee Personal Account to the NISPAcee Database.
- You must be registered to attend the NISPAcee Annual Conference.
Now you can begin your presentation for the Conference.
1. Form of Presentation
- For your presentation, please use PowerPoint template PPT or PPTX.
- The choice of background and font colour is yours, but NISPAcee prefers blue and/or white for the background (however, do not sacrifice readability for style).
- The presentation must be in English and contain the name of the author(s), title of the paper, NISPAcee’s logo and possibly the logo or the name of the Institution(s)/ Organisation(s)/University(ies) you belong to.
- The Title of the presentation should be in 42pt to 60pt; the title of the slides should be from 24pt to 36pt (depending on the amount of text) and for the text slides it is best to use 16pt-18pt.
- Do not exceed the absolute maximum of 10 slides (for up to 15 minutes of the paper presentation) and 15 slides (for up to 30 minutes of the Key Paper presentation). Please note that elaborating on each slide will take, on average, approximately two minutes.
- Use Arial, Tahoma, Verdana or Times New Roman font style.
- Keep each bullet point to 1 line, or at most 2, and limit the number of bullets to 5.
- Remember, this is a presentation, so do not read your paper.
2. Content of Presentation
- A good presentation connects theory and empirics.
- In your presentation, concentrate on a specific aspect and the overarching question. Please remember that your audience has to listen to 20 presentations a day, so please do not exhaust them with all kinds of irrelevant details.
- Put your information in logical categories/outline.
3. Structure of the Presentation
The presentation should include:
- Cover slide with title of paper, author(s)’ name(s), institutions.
- Introduction (introduce your topic, research question and the structure of the presentation).
- Context. Someremarks about the specifics of the context, but only in as far as this is important for your research. Emphasise the relevance of your research in this context.
- Expectations regarding the answer to the question from theory or previous research.
- Methods or lines of argumentation (your approach to the research activities).
- Results (practical use of the research goals and the success/failure of the research activities).
- Conclusions. Actual answer to the research question, review of topics and summarising of the main points of the research, helping the audience to understand the development of your argument.
- A "thank you for your attention"slide so that your audience knows you have finished.